Southampton Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Southampton was 236,882 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Southampton is 36, while the median age is lower at 32.

79.7% of people living in Southampton were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.5% India, 1.3% Scotland, 1.0% Wales, 0.8% China, 0.6% Pakistan, 0.6% Ireland, 0.4% Zimbabwe, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% Northern Ireland.

88.2% of people living in Southampton speak English. The other top languages spoken are 3.6% Polish, 0.8% All other Chinese, 0.6% Panjabi, 0.5% Persian/Farsi, 0.4% Arabic, 0.3% Urdu, 0.3% Bengali, 0.3% French, 0.3% Pashto.

The religious make up of Southampton is 51.5% Christian, 32.7% No religion, 4.2% Muslim, 1.5% Sikh, 1.0% Hindu, 0.6% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic.

16,710 people did not state a religion. 1,388 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 57 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

36.8% of people are married, 12.7% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.0% live with a partner of the same sex, 33.3% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.2% are separated or divorced. There are 13,118 widowed people living in Southampton.

The top occupations listed by people in Southampton are Professional 17.1%, Elementary 13.7%, Elementary administration and service 11.9%, Skilled trades 11.4%, Associate professional and technical 11.2%, Administrative and secretarial 10.5%, Sales and customer service 10.3%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.7%, Sales 8.5%, Process, plant and machine operatives 8.5%.